A well done in depth analysis on the four teams in the AFC North and how they did in the recently completed 2011 NFL Draft, all courtesy of the National Football Post. Writer and former NFL Scout Greg Gabriel breaks down all the picks for the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.
Gabriel has 29 years of experience in the NFL, working and leading scouting departments for some of the better teams and head coaches in the NFL over the past three decades. His depth of knowledge of how a draft pick can make the transformation from the college to the pro level is as good as anyone's based off of his experience and track record. He likes the draft classes of all four teams in the division, as it appears that they have all targeted obvious needs with their selections.
The good thing about his reviews are that he doesn't hesitate to pick apart a player's skill set and add criticism if he sees it on film. For example, he doesn't think that the Ravens' 5th round pick, DE Pernell McPhee (Mississippi State), fits into the team's defense and has concerns about the tackling abilities of their other 5th round pick, CB Chykie Brown (Texas). However, he lavishes praise on the Ravens first four picks in the draft.
Check out the story and see what he says about the other Ravens' draft picks as well as their division rivals draft classes.